Nowadays, developers have a clear idea in choosing the configurations and code editors. Some of us spend endless hours on different extensions for configuring a code editor and switching back and forth within them. Irrespective of their volumes and functions, our ultimate goal is to create the best development environment, which is flexible and reliable to the user.
Without any doubt, Visual Studio is the most famous lightweight code editor experiencing severe competition from various code editors like Atom and Sublime Text and became prevalent because of its stability and performance. Along with these, it offers much-needed features like intelli-sense, available only in full-sized IDE like Visual Studio and Eclipse.
The VS Code receives the most favorable response from the marketplace. We should be thankful to the wonderful open source community, now the VS code editor ready for every framework, programming language, and development technology. It supports application libraries and frameworks in various ways, which mainly include Intellisense, syntax highlighting, snippets, and emmet features.
There are a considerable number of VS code extensions available these days for improved functioning.
Live Server: For static and dynamic pages, use a local development server with the feature of live reload.
Rest Client: It is a replacement for CURL program or browser to test the REST API endpoints. We can set up this tool to collaboratively run HTTP requests at right inside the editor.
Many developers are familiar with Prettier, and It doesn’t require much introduction. Before turned into the VS Code extension, Prettier is an opinionated code formatter. If we need code Prettier, we should install the convenient small extension[pun unintended].
In VS Code extensions GitLens is one of the most powerful and useful one, which provides features like code authorship, recent changes, blame, history and activity heatmaps etc. If you are looking to work on any repository with multiple contributors, then you should choose this.
- ES6 Snippet in StandardJS style
- ES6 Snippet
Fira code is one of the most popular programming fonts with the unique feature of ligature to scan the code very quickly. It takes several steps for setting up the editorial font, but it’s not difficult at all. Developers who want to make their code more accurate or look a bit bitter, then choose the comparison operators which worth it.
One Dark Pro
One Dark Pro fetches Atom’s one dark iconic theme to VS Code. Most of the developers feel it is a less straining theme and more polite. It could be installed very soon when we transfer to the VS Code from Atoms. Though it is a personal preference, the VS Code has a fistful of decent themes you should try it.
Import Cost is one of the best extensions for the high size modules and packages to import into your app. This is the best way to provide the size of your application packages as small as possible!
Did we miss something?
If there is a VS code extension that you use and you think it should be on the list, mention it in the comments below or tweet me at @rahil471.
Sandeep Aspari, Science graduate and been into a technical content contribution for Mindmajix from past one year. He is passionate about learning new things about the technological advancements that help mankind for a better living. His articles focus more about latest trends happening around the world. To know more about Sandeep, you can visit his LinkedIn
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